[scribus] Scribus & ghostscript 8.71 windows

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 1 00:43:17 CET 2010

On 02/28/2010 06:26 PM, w m wrote:
> I seem to have run up against a wall...
> I installed Scribus yesterday, and it wants a ghostscript file called gswin32c.exe. I have installed Ghostscript 8.71  - The filename I downloaded/unzipped is ghostpdl-8.71-win32.zip, which appeared to be the only Windows version in the repository.
> It appears Scribus wants a file called gswin32c.exe but that doesn't seem to exist in the version Ghostscript that I have. The two exe files I have are gxps-871.exe and pcl6-871.exe. I've tried pointing it to those in Preferences>  External Tools, but it doesn't seem satisfied with either of them.
> I've looked everywhere I can think of in the Scribus help both in the software and on the website, and a couple years worth of email list archives and have found nothing about this. I've even tried renaming the two exe files gswin32c.exe&  gswin32.exe alternately with no luck.
> Completely stuck. Any help would be quite welcome!

First of all, William, it's -- that's the latest stable Scribus.

I'm not sure what is in the .zip file after you unzip it, but if you go 


you can get gs871w32.exe (will be for 32-bit Windows), which will be a 
ghostscript installer you can run to install ghostscript.

This should create a gs directory, inside of which is a gs8.71 directory 
(or something similar), inside of that is a directory named bin, and 
inside that is where this gswin32c.exe executable is.

Use File > Preferences > External Tools to set this up in Scribus.


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